Annika’s Internet Insurance Policy

I don’t think anyone goes into parenting thinking of having a child who will need organ transplants.  But that’s what happened to Moreena, whose daughter Annika has had two liver transplants, and is going to need a third, if she gets healthy enough that the doctors think she could survive the operation.  And if having a desperately sick child isn’t bad enough, Moreena’s family is about to hit their insurance limit for the year.

Andrea has organized a web page to share information about ways to help Moreena’s family.  I’ll be contributing, and will have a button up as soon as the donation account is set up.  I encourage you to consider contributing as well, and to spread the word.

I’ve written before about the craziness of our health care system, and I’ll write about it again.  And I also encourage you to contribute to organizations working on health care more systematically, especially in countries where small donations go a long way.  But this one hits home to me.  Annika is very close to D’s age. Reading about what Annika goes through makes me realize what a blessing it is to have a child who can consider a needle stick for a standard blood test a major indignity.  I can’t imagine what it feels like to have a severely ill child.  But I know they don’t need the financial stress on top of that.

One Response to “Annika’s Internet Insurance Policy”

  1. Phantom Scribbler Says:

    Thanks so much for helping to spread the word, Elizabeth.

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